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Radio

Why radio is a surprisingly good medium for talking about art

Radio has always been a picture-inducing medium as these programmes on poet William Soutar and artist Winslow Homer prove

22 November 2014

9:00 AM

22 November 2014

9:00 AM

You might think it a fool’s errand to attempt programmes about art on the wireless. How can you talk about pictures or sculptures or any other visual form without being able to see them? But features on artists and their work can have a surprising resonance on radio precisely because without any images the programme-makers and their listeners are forced to work harder, and to look beyond the canvas to the back story, the purpose of a self-portrait, a seascape, a domestic interior.

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